The Daily Meal, a website covering food and drink topics, has listed Americas 50 Best Coffee Shops. Topekas PTs was No. 9 on the list. PTs recently took over the Crossroads Coffeehouse at 310 Southwest Blvd. in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District.
Movie theaters are facing increased competition for consumers entertainment dollars, but a seven-figure renovation of the 18-year-old AMC Town Center 20 in Leawood is designed to get consumers off the couch and into the theaters by elevating the experience.
IPOs are having their best start to a year since 2000. Eighty-nine companies have raised $19 billion through sales of new stock so far in 2014, according to Dealogic. But demand for more offerings depends largely on the health of the broader market, and after last week's sell-off, the clamor from buyers may quiet down.
Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering tensions in the Ukraine. The late rally even gave a lift to tech stocks like Google and Intel, which had weighed on the market much of the day.
Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.
Two Raytown neighborhoods missed Google’s sign-up requirements, so the company won’t sell it’s mega-broadband Internet there. But it will hook up homes in 73 other neighborhoods.
In a 5-2 decision, the court ruled that employees no longer have to prove that workers’ compensation claims were the exclusive cause for their dismissal in order to win lawsuits alleging retaliation. Instead, the court said employees must show only that workers’ compensation claims were a contributing factor in the subsequent dismissal from their job.
The marketing company said its lease is expiring and it is moving 93 jobs to other call centers it operates outside the Kansas City area. A separate fulfillment center will remain open.
The $35 million Lee’s Summit project, called Residences at New Longview, is planned for Kessler Drive and Longview Road near the New Longview retail center. Construction is expected to begin on the Village West complex this summer and be completed in about a year.
The new 60,000-square-foot operation will serve LightEdge, a cloud computing, co-location and managed services company based in Des Moines. The 21-employee operation is the anchor tenant for what’s being called the Subtropolis Technology Center.
A recent local case demonstrates that employers responsibilities for addressing harassment in the workplace extend beyond the individuals who collect a paycheck from the company. Objectionable behavior by customers, subcontractors, vendors and others could be employers problem, too.
Rising inequality could lead to an unsustainable use of resources and the collapse of global industrial civilization. The stark warning is based on a sound observation: Over the course of history, the collapse of advanced, complex societies is quite common. Although civilizations can last centuries, in reality theyre fragile and impermanent.
U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products.
Authorities say bigger tax bills could follow higher land valuations in Nebraska.
It was a safe bet that Cerner Corp. would once again lead the The Stars rankings as the regions top-performing public company. Cerner, the nations second-largest company that helps hospitals and doctors offices convert paper files into computerized medical records, is in a sweet spot. Other top-ranked companies here do business in areas that have an edge: energy, rail transit and online government services.
The already-hefty pay packages of many public-company executives bulged last year, thanks to higher values of their company stocks. Million-dollar base salaries as paid to Cerner Corp. CEO Neal Patterson (pictured) and Waddell & Reed Financial CEO Hank Herrmann are only the beginning. For most of the bigger-company CEOs, stock awards, options and non-equity incentive compensation dwarf their base pay.